Patrick Mahomes lost his head in the defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs 17-20 against the Buffalo Bills after the officials decided to nullify the final score of the Missourians, who were looking to win the game with that play.
With 1:20 on the clock, Mahomes found it Travis Kelce who, unable to advance further, passed the ball forward to Kadarius Toney. The receiver reached the end zone, which would have given the home team a partial 23-20 advantage.
However, Toney misaligned before the play, so the officials called the penalty and the score was not counted. The next time, Mahomes couldn’t keep up the momentum of the Chiefs, so the quarterback exploded on the bench.
Mahomes’ last attempt to keep the Chiefs’ momentum alive moments later failed and the quarterback was furious on the sideline. The quarterback slammed his helmet and yelled at the referee who called the offense offside.
Later, Mahomes admitted to the press that it was difficult to accept the result, and considered that even if the officials are human, there is always something to teach them. “Every week we talk about something. This is the call. Right away. Not for me. Having a flag changes the outcome of the game. I’ve never been called offensive offside. If so, they’ll let you know”
“There was no warning the whole game. And then you make a call like that at the last minute? In another game, we’re talking about the referees. It’s not what we want for the game. NFL. This is not what we want in football,” said Mahomes, who was criticized by fans for attacking the referees and not Toney, who was effectively offside.